Nelson Giants vs. Franklin Bulls
NBL Basketball: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:30 am
The Line: Franklin Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: 162.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nelson Giants and Franklin Bulls meet Wednesday morning in New Zealand NBL basketball action at The Trusts Arena.
The Nelson Giants could use a feel good win here after losing four of their last six games. The Nelson Giants is averaging 84.7 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 92.7 points on 55.9 percent shooting. Jordair Jett is averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 assists while Rhys Vague is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Daniel Grida is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Harrison is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Nelson Giants is shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nelson Giants is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.
The Franklin Bulls look for a win here after splitting their last four games. The Franklin Bulls is averaging 82.9 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 52.1 percent shooting. Isaac Davidson is averaging 17.8 points and 1.4 steals while Jackson Stubbins is averaging 2.6 assists. Samuel Timmins is averaging 1.6 blocks per game. The Franklin Bulls is shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Franklin Bulls is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.
The Franklin Bulls won the only meeting against the Nelson Giants, which was a six-point victory back in late June.
The Nelson Giants can't get out of their own way during this three-game losing streak where the defense is allowing an average of 94.6 points. The Franklin Bulls have lost two of their last three games, but it's important not to forget this club was recently riding a four-game winning streak and making things tough for opponent defensively. We also just saw the Franklin Bulls beat up on the Nelson Giants a couple of weeks ago, allowing nothing easy defensively and holding them to 18 or less points in three of the four quarters. The Franklin Bulls don't have the offensive firepower to run away with games most nights, but we're not being asked to lay a whole lot.
I'll lay the bucket with the team in better form, and that's the Franklin Bulls.